Trading Strategies, Psychology

Getting started with your trading journal – Free Download
September 20, 2019

  Those of you who have attended any of our LIVE Inner Circle education sessions, or participated in our courses, will know that a regular theme covered is the importance and benefits of measuring your trading. One of the key tools we often d...

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Six Steps to Improve Trading Discipline – #1 Awareness
September 18, 2019

  With very rare exceptions every trader must battle with trading discipline at stages in their trading career. Commonly when we explore trading discipline, there is an obvious focus on what we will term “execution discipline”, that i...

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3 Game-Changing Questions You Could Ask of Your Trading Journal Data
September 10, 2019

  In previous articles we have discussed in detail the merits of a trading journal in offering evidence for both: a. How well you are following a trading plan? b. How well your trading system is serving you? (assuming you are already fo...

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5-point checklist for using chart patterns within your trading plan
September 4, 2019

  Chart patterns (e.g. head and shoulders, triangles, double bottoms/tops), are commonly used to assist in trading decision making. If using these as part of your entry approach, their use should be viewed as a specific strategy, amongst othe...

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Making trading choices – A trading journal?
August 30, 2019

  We frequently refer both in the articles we publish and the weekly “Inner Circle” sessions we present, to the benefits of a trading journal. However, the reality is that many traders make the choice not to measure trading despite the lo...

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Avoid the FOUR traps following a major trading capital drawdown
August 27, 2019

  There are few long-term successful traders that at some stage have not suffered a major capital drawdown on their account at some stage. For whatever the reason the major factor as to whether you continue and get back to “winning ways”...

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Accumulating into a Profitable Trading Position: A System Checklist
August 21, 2019

Position accumulation is to increase exposure to a currency pair, by adding a second (or more) position in the same trading direction. Although on the surface the opportunity to increase potential return is attractive, there are also risks that MUST ...

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8 attributes of trading as a business rather than as a hobby – A checklist
August 20, 2019

  Many traders recognise the positive nature of the theoretical philosophy of treating your trading as you would a business, and yet the majority are unsure about what this may mean in practical terms and fail to move beyond the “hobby trad...

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Two Advanced Position Sizing Techniques to Consider in Your Trading
August 8, 2019

Irrespective of what vehicle you are choosing to trade (Forex, CFDs, share CFDs), position sizing is a crucial part of your trading risk management. It is position sizing, along with effective exit strategies, that have an undoubted major impact ...

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Risk management quick news alert – Trump to take aim at Europe
August 2, 2019

  After taking Chinese trade wars to a new level yesterday afternoon in the US and sending equity, Fx and commodity markets into a price movement frenzy, it is reported from numerous news sources that the Whitehouse has posted that the Pr...

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When good economic news is bad news?
August 2, 2019

  Market response to any specific economic data release is far from standard even if actual numbers differ greatly from consensus expectations. Rather the market response is based on context of the current economic situation. This week’s...

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Trading plan statements – Developing consistency in action and measurement
July 16, 2019

A written trading plan, usually comprising of several guiding action statements, serves the following two invaluable purposes: Facilitates consistency in trading action e.g. in the entry and exit of trades, allowing the trader AND Measures th...

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ASX Share CFDs: Timing Entry: “The professionals close the market”?
July 9, 2019

Traditionally, one of the long-lasting market clichés is that the “amateurs open the market the professionals close it”. Although this may be a little simplistic, there is no doubt that commonly trading volume in equity markets is at it’s hig...

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5 influencing factors on the impact of economic data in your trading
July 3, 2019

There are few times when the market (irrespective of trading vehicle) is more likely to move in price quickly than on the release of some economic data. Judging potential market response can be complex as often many data points are released in quick ...

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Setting Up Phone MT5 Trading Notifications For Pending Orders
June 18, 2019

The ability to set up phone notifications for trading activity on your MT5 platform has many advantages including of course the opportunity to “Check-in” on the market whist on the move. It could be argued that this ability goes beyo...

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